Langtang Valley Trek

Duration: 7 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 3,800 m

Dominated by Langtang Lirung, bordering Tibet, the nearest national park from Kathmandu is called Langtang National Park which is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal. Langtang Valley Trekking is famous for its glacial moraine and rivers with lovely valleys. Langtang Valley trekking starts after 6 hour's jeep drive to Syabru Bensi.

7 days Langtang Valley Trek Highlight

  • Visit naturally blessed Langtang Valley and Langshisha Valley 
  • Trek through the wilderness and encounter rare animals such as Red Panda Himalayan black bear, Ghoral, grey langur monkey, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and snow leopard
  • Spectacular close-up view of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal Tibetan, Tamang, and Sherpa people who are different than other Sherpa.
  • Learn about Tamang and Tibetan culture
  • Visit Kyangjin Gomba and Cheese factor

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains on all sides, the Langtang valley was a pastureland and trekker’s paradise offering the most beautiful views of valleys and Himalayan peaks. The trail passes through dense forests of oak and pine offering you the chance to see wildlife up close. The stretch of forest around Ghoda Tabhela in the lower Langtang Valley and below Gosain Kunda is famous for the Red panda. Other animals that you may encounter on the way include Himalayan black bear, Ghoral, grey langur monkey, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and snow leopard.

You will see Langtang village which was recently destroyed by the earthquake in 2015 AD. The tea houses are built 150m above the initial Langtang village. The new settlement village is called Mundu. After spending a night at Mundu walk to Kyanjin Gumpa which will take about 3 hours. The next day you will explore the high valley of Lang Shisha, Yala Peak, and Tsero Ri. All along the trail, you will enjoy breathtaking majestic views of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges such as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Yala, Cheko Ri, Ganesh Himal, etc. You will also visit Kyanjin Gompa, a yak cheese factory, and Langtang Glacier.

How to start the Langtang Valley Trek?

Langtang Valley trek starts after a 6-7 hour bus ride or by Jeep (116km). The bus leaves from Machhapokhari and goes 50km through the Prithivi highway to Galchi. After having a tea break keep driving the Trisuli Bazaar-Kalikastan and Dhunche (the district headquarters of Rasuwa)-Syabru Bensi. The cost of the bus is about 11 USD but a sharing jeep is available to shorten the travel time.

The signs and symptoms of altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a fetal disease. There is no guarantee, that anyone can get it but it is easy to avoid altitude sickness if you “leave the things behind what you want to leave” Being Stress-free, being comfortable, and gaining altitude gradually are the most important. Here, we have categorized the altitude into three sections.

What are the signs of (AMS) Acute Mountain Sickness?

  • Tired, Block nose and ears, Fatigue, Discomfort, Mild headache, Nausea, and Vomiting
  • What is the sign of (HAPE) High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Dry cough, Nose bleeding, shortness of Breath, High Heart rates, Swelling, Fainting
  • What is (HACE) High Altitude Cerebral Edema?
  • Shortness of Breath, Loss of Consciousness, fever, fatigue, Hypertension, Confusion, Coma, Unable to Walk
  • Altitude Sickness Solution: Regular Exercise, Stay hydrated, regular check-ups, carry Diamox, eat carbohydrates, eat chocolates and nuts, Acclimatize and rest, no smoking or alcoholic drinks.

What is the maximum height and duration of the trek?

Langtang Valley trek is an easy and short trek from Kathmandu compared to another famous trek. This trek involves around 5 hours of walking a day in the slow steady. The maximum height of the trek is Kyanjin Gumpa 3,800m where you will spend a night. Of course, you will make the detour up to Kyanjin Ri (4700m) Or Tserkuri Ri 4900m. The choice is yours! Both places offer the best Mountain views and amazing landscapes. As for the trek duration, Cost, day-to-day itinerary, and altitude please see below included and excluded sections.

Best time for Langtang Valley Trek

As you know Nepal is for all seasons but Nepal experiences four seasons autumn, winter, spring, and summer. Among these four different seasons, only two seasons are highly recommended for trekking in Nepal.

The Langtang Valley trek in autumn (September-November) is the best time. This is right after the monsoon, all the haze goes down and makes the visibility crystal clear. The temperature is favorable and you may feel 15-20 degrees centigrade.

Langtang trekking in spring (March-May) is another great opportunity for flora and fauna lovers. The weather is clear and you can experience some light rain and snow, which is just perfect! All the blossoming flowers make the environment colorful and several chirping birds are dancing around. Blue sky, chirping birds, blossoming flowers, rare Red Panda, Himalayan goat, and hanging Bee hive are other attractions of the trek.

Does Langtang Valley Trek suit you?

  • This trek involves 5-6 hours of walking a day through the green bamboo forest, crossing a suspension bridge.
  • The trek starts after the 7 hours of adventure bus ride
  • The guest houses are simple and clean but without luxury facilities.
  • This trek goes up to 3,800m-4,900m altitude for the best view of the Himalayas and the frozen river.

What do you need to pack?

If you are planning a trek in the autumn or spring seasons then, here is some recommended packing list. If you have more items that you may not need for your trek, you can leave unnecessary items at the office or at your hotel. Trek as a model trekker and save the environment. For the list of necessary trek gears visit here.

Langtang Valley trek is an easy and short trek in Nepal. Langtang trek can be combined with Gosain Kunda lake trek and Helambu trek. We are happy to customize the itinerary as per your requirements. We are here to serve you and make your Langtang Valley the most memorable one.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs

At 6:30 am, we drive out along the northwestern hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descend down to Syabrubesi.

  • Full board plan
  • Hotel
  • 1,550m

This is our first day of trekking today. Follow the Langtang Khola River. Pass through the dense forests. Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by tea houses. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging.

  • Full board plan
  • Hotel
  • 2,380m

Today after breakfast, we start our trekking day towards the village of Langtang Village to Mundu. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. On the way to Mundu, you will also pass the Langtang Village, which was severely affected by the earthquake in 2015. Langtang Valley alone lost 400 lives, flooded away by an earthquake-triggered avalanche, destroying an entire village and infrastructures. We also see the ruins of Langtang Village, where life is slowly building back and a few tea houses are reopened.

  • Full board plan
  • Tea House
  • 3,430m

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyanjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. You will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, and Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Also pass the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with mantras written on them. The mantras written on the Mani wall are supposed to be blown away by the wind. After the short trek, you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine and surrounding areas with amazing views of the mountains.

  • Full board plan
  • Tea House
  • 3,870m

After having morning tea and breakfast, we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures land and start visiting Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for mountain sunrise views. We are really getting into the high altitudes; you might start feeling the thin air. In the afternoon return to Kyanjin Gompa-surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kyanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds, and yaks.

  • Full board plan
  • Tea House

Trek back to Lama Hotel is also pleasant walking as you are facing to the southern area and looking at the missing views that you may left on the way up. Overnight at Guest.

  • Full board plan
  • Hotel

We are trekking back through the same way. You do have much chance to encounter Red Panda along the Rhododendron and Bamboo forests. Arrival and check in Hotel. 

  • Full board plan
  • Hotel

After having breakfast we decided to take a bus to Kathmandu. Arrival and transfer to your designated Hotel. Evening farewell dinner will be offered.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel

What's included

  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • TIMS-Card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Land transportation to the starting point and ending point to Kathmandu by comfortable vehicle.
  • 7-night Mountain Accommodation while trekking.
  • Government Certified Experienced English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Safe Drinking Water while in the trekking.
  •  Full board Meals while in the trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Complimentary Sleeping bag and Down Jacket if required.
  • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks
  • Clients personal Insurance,
  • Tips to your Guide (not mandatory but expected),
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Laundry services, telephone,
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade, etc.
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Useful Info

  • You should have a 6-month valid passport by the time of traveling to Nepal.
  • A visa grant on arrival at Kathmandu International Airport required 2 passport sizes photographs. You may apply for an online visa to avoid the big queue.
  • Please carry your full vaccination card or vaccination certificate
  • The visa costs 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively.

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